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Writer Tips – What are You Shooting For?

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Part of a vintage hunting photo collection from OutdoorLife.com

When I thought up the title for this post, my mind drifted immediately to my sweet hubby's hunting days. We were first engaged almost 27 years ago while still in college. He, a farm boy to my way of thinking, lived in a rural town on an acre of land. Hunting season was playtime in that part of East Texas and I'll never forget the weekend that Bubba (yep, I've always called my brother Bubba – no lie!) took sweet hubby out to shoot some dove.

The birds sat on the phone lines as they drove out to the land where they'd gained permission to shoot.
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

13 thoughts on “Writer Tips – What are You Shooting For?

  1. Oh Gwendolyn, You are SOOSOOO RIGHT!

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  2. What a funny story! Thanks for the encouragement. Bother the odds 🙂 If God is for us, who can be against us?

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  3. They diserve to smell bad for shooting that poor skunk. Oh and I will most deffintely shoot for the stars.

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  4. This is the same advice my Mom always gives me about music 😉 She constantly tells me to reach higher, try harder, etc. I may not seem easy in the moment, but testing your boundaries can pay off in the long run 🙂

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  5. Oh I'm so blessed to have such encouragement! Thanks so much!

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  6. You have learned so well and teach so well in return through your daily writings…. You teach the young and the oldsters like me! Keep it up! You are especially talented Thank you – you are truly a blessings

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  7. Good word, Marji.Keep our sights high.

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  8. That was funny about the skunk. I feel terrible for it though.

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  9. I've always liked that saying. It would be worth it to land among the stars!

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  10. Thanks Jackie and thanks for being one of my heroes! Brandi, I swear that car stank to high heaven. It was like they took the carcass home with them!

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  11. I'm cracking up about Bubba's car!I'm with you, Marji. Shoot for the stars. What's the point of aiming low? No one really strives for mediocrity.

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  12. I needed to hear this, Marji. I lean toward shooting for the easy target and not striving for the real goal. Good words, girl! If you keep working as hard as you are, you will get there sooner than you think.

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